Favourite books of Lianne Moriarty

Lianne Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is an Australian author. She is the sister of author Jaclyn Moriarty.

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Favorite books of Lianne Moriarty:

Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers

Lianne Moriarty recommends Accidents of Marriage

This is an amazing story about a Boston family and the damaging effects of verbal abuse. Every character is beautifully rendered and the author’s meticulous research (I can’t tell you the subject without spoiling the story) gives it such compelling authenticity. It’s one of the most memorable stories about a marriage I’ve ever read.

A social worker struggling to keep the peace with her increasingly volatile husband for the sake of their children finds herself fighting for her life in the hospital after his temper gets the best of him one rainy day. By the best-selling author of The Comfort of Lies. 50,000 first printing.

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Lianne Moriarty recommends All My Puny Sorrows

You need to go into this book prepared to have your heart ripped to pieces, but at the same time you will find yourself laughing out loud. I’ve been a big fan of Miriam Toews ever since I read A Complicated Kindness. This book is an exquisitely written, poignant, painfully intense story about two sisters, one of whom is asking the unthinkable of the other.

Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (she's a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi's a mess (she's divorced and broke, with two teenagers growing up too quickly), they are fiercely close raised in a Mennonite household and sharing the hardship of Elf's desire to end her life. After Elf's latest attempt, Yoli must quickly determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die. All My Puny Sorrows is the latest novel from Miriam Toews, one of Canada's most beloved authors not only because her work is rich with deep human feeling and compassion but because her observations are knife-sharp and her books wickedly funny. And this is Toews at her finest: a story that is as much a comedy as it is a tragedy, a goodbye grin from the friend who taught you how to live.

This is the second in an extraordinary three book fantasy series taking the reader on an incredible journey between Cambridge, England and the Kingdom of Cello. It’s hilarious, magical and unlike anything else you’ve read before. Jaclyn Moriarty is incapable of writing an ordinary sentence. I don’t say this because she is my sister. It kind of drives me mad with envy to say it. It’s just so demonstrably true every time I sit down to read one of her books.

Hoping to bring back her father and the other missing royals of Cello, Princess Ko gathers a group of teens, each with a special ability, including Elliot, whose forbidden communications with Madeleine may be the key to traveling across worlds.

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